BPC offers students a chance to work in Washington, D.C. alongside its policy experts and across a range of different issue areas. Throughout the internship program, students get a chance to deeply engage with policy research, attend BPC and other local events, and witness policy development in the nation’s capital.
Qualified candidates will be highly motivated and energetic self-starters. Interns will assist individual projects and departments in several capacities and should be enthusiastic about working on a variety of tasks. Candidates must be team players and express an interest in at least one of BPC’s various policy projects or functional areas.
Internship opportunities are available within the following teams:
- BPC Action (Government Relations)
- Campus Free Expression
- Health Project
- Governance Project
- Early Childhood Initiative
- Energy Project
- Economic Policy
- Housing & Infrastructure
- Business and Technology
- Immigration & Cross-Border Policy
During the fall and spring semesters, internships are part-time and paid. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Fall and spring internship hours are flexible, allowing students to gain valuable experience while maintaining their regular class schedules. Interns will provide functional support, conduct research, and work directly with project analysts and staff in various capacities. *Please note that our Spring internship will be 100% virtual*
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate has been identified. Please submit all required materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please submit materials as one PDF file. Please do not send multiple submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls, please. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply but must have a valid work permit or visa verifying eligibility to work in the United States. We do not offer visa sponsorship.
• Cover Letter – please indicate your two areas of interest from BPC’s project and functional areas listed above.
• Relevant writing sample (3-5 pages).
• College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable).
• Phone and email contact information for two professional references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.
• Brief response to our Diversity statement on what it means to you (5-8 sentences).
• Spring internships: December 1
BPC Diversity Statement
The Bipartisan Policy Center defines diversity as the range of human qualities that make us unique as individuals, including—but not limited to—age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, geographic location, nationality, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
To celebrate diversity and ensure equity and inclusivity, BPC is committed to:
• Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce with insights and solutions for our increasingly divided society.
• Creating a workplace culture where all employees feel valued and their perspectives are heard; and
• Developing policy solutions and undertaking research that reflect a diversity of thought and experience.
These commitments will help us to fulfill our mission and foster bipartisanship more effectively.